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Good morning, welcome to Daily Thread number 465 covering #Ukraine's heroic defence against #Russia's illegal aggression.

I've been here from (before) the start of war, reporting on (sometimes from) a country I've loved, worked + lectured in many, many times.
Overnight was quiet
Before we get stuck in to today's news, a gentle reminder these threads are basically an unpaid full time job - actually more than that as you get days off with a job! Coffee donations welcome (link in Bio)

To catch up on Friday's news, click here
A few drones buzzed #Ukraine yesterday evening but air raids did not last long and no damage was reported.

The drone/cruise missile numbers on #Russia's daily losses are high as they include Friday morning's attacks.
Artillery, special equipment & fuel tanks way above average Image
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It is not new to say that Europe has lost its independence and blindly follows the #US. What is new is the European core institution falling apart, telling #Hungary and PM #Orbán: either you submit or your country doesn't lead the EU Parliament. The new principle of democracy. Image
The resolution, supported by the EUP centre-right, Socialist, Democrats, liberal Renew Europe, Greens & Left groups, is not legally binding. Hungarian gov is due to hold the 6-month presidency of the Council of Ministers from July 2024, less than a month after the next European……
It is not a question to agree or disagree with #Hungary's political choices. It is the principle of democracy to sit and listen to your political opponent and accept his presence and leadership even if you don't agree on all objectives. Europe is turning autocratic. Shame.
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The start of meteorological summer. It's also the start of the 17th month which has seen war in #Ukraine.
It's Day 463 of #Russia's illegal war and Thursday is another day which has started with murder in #Kyiv.

All the important news and analysis in one thread, starts here:
First, a quick reminder that you can access all yesterday's developments in #Ukraine in this link to the start of Wednesday's thread⬇️

Thanks to all my followers, boosters, story suggesters and financial supporters (see my profile for the link)

1/ Attack on #Kyiv

The first day of summer is Children's Day in #Ukraine. Yesterday schools closed for the summer.
In the first few hours of this special day, an 11 year old child was killed, murdered by #Russia's missiles, along with two adults in their 30s.

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Day 462 of #Europe's war, the last day of May.

Mercifully a quiet morning so far this Wednesday in #Ukraine

This is my 462nd daily thread.
All the info you need about #Russia's attack in one handy thread, updated throughout the day.

You can support me with a coffee (see bio)🙏
If you happen to have missed all yesterday's news, put the kettle on and prepare for a long read!

Here's the link for yesterday's thread on what happened in #Ukraine and #Russia.

The biggest event overnight happened in #Russia's #Krasnodar region.

Drones hit the Afipsky Oil Refinery and a fire soon took hold, although it's since been extinguished; no-one was hurt.

About 150km from the front, that's less fuel helping Russia kill Ukrainians.
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Can the EU cancel the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU?

A 🧵 based on the @ComMeijers study and draft forthcoming EU Parliament resolution

#EUCO #Hungary @HungaryintheEU
1. Despite not being expressly foreseen, the possibility of postponing the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the Union may reveal as one of the most effective approaches to make Hungary abide by its rule of law obligations #EUCO #RuleOfLaw
2. Considering that the Hungarian Presidency is set to kick in right after the next EU Parliament elections at the time of the top appointments, the case for postponement or suspension of the presidency is set to acquire some political momentum. The following Presidency will be……
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THREAD Re. today's expected flood of "Dear #Tito" tweets:
#OTD 25 May, is birth anniversary of former #Yugoslavia leader Josip Broz Tito. Many call it his #birthday although he has been dead for 43 yrs. I do not wish to rain on their parade, merely offer my own and my family's /2 ImageImage
THREAD to clarify, question in a PM: we were a normal & pretty ordinary non-Communist family. Not (openly) anti-Communist but not collaborating with the regime in any political capacitiy. Both my grandfathers were opposed to the idea of #Yugoslavia - they realized it may have /2 ImageImageImageImage
2/ been as a noble idea but was compromised by Greater #Serbian intentions to rule without allowing for any self-expression or federalism. My paternal grandfather (pic 4), whom I barely remember, he died when I was 6, used to say “both Yugoslavias [Kingdom proclaimed in 1918 & /3
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1/ The head of @FIIA_fi, @MikaAaltola, warns that in the long run, #Russia will try to turn #Finland into a ”different and special” #NATO member, something between #Hungary and #Norway.

This is noteworthy as there is a cabinet formation process going on in Helsinki.

2/ In Hungary, Russia used three important tools to increase her influence, eventually enabling Orbán’s autocratization:

1) Demoralization in front of the totalitarian heritage (inadequate #lustration)
2) Corrupt networks of the ancien regime
3) Organized crime with Russian ties Image
3/ While Finland was never a communist dictatorship, all the elements above were present in the country after the Cold War.

#Finlandization turned into #PostFinlandization, protecting local #KGB-connected elites. Staying outside #NATO made the problem even more dangerous. Image
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Welcome to Wednesday. Day 448 of #Russia's 10 day war and still #Ukraine holds out and the full counter-offensive yet to come.

For all the news, all day, keep coming back here as the thread is updated constantly.
If you can afford to buy me a coffee please see the link in my bio
Less than 15 months after choosing to start this war, #Russia has seen its total dead soldiers pass 200,000*

Daily losses are over 600 again and vehicles, special equipment and artillery systems again are well up on average.

* #Ukraine figures Image
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Hello everybody - let's get the show on the road for another week!

It's the original, the one & only daily🧵with all you need to know about what's happening in #Ukraine's defence against #Russia, which has reached day 446.

Catch up on Sunday's news here:
More very damaging losses for #Russia yesterday.

#Ukraine's figures show almost 7% of all destroyed artillery systems happened in the last 24 hours.

Vehicles, fuel tanks and special equipment also above the mean as well as killed soldiers.
#RussiansGoHome Image
The British update today questions #Russia's air defence.

It's always been a problem for Moscow after sending most of its domestic protection to #Ukraine, only to have to bring some back as #Kyiv shows more ability to hit long range targets.

#StandWithUkraine Image
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NEW: European Parliament's @EP_PegaInquiry
has issued their final report.

Urges #EuropeanUnion towards stronger regulation. Calls out several abusers.

Good thread on highlights👇 Image
"strategic campaign to destroy media freedom" in 🇭🇺 #Hungary.

"a system for the surveillance of the opposition...designed to keep...the government in power" in 🇵🇱#Poland

The @EP_PegaInquiry PR is not mincing words about #Pegasus #spyware abuses in the 🇪🇺#EU Image
The @EP_PegaInquiry also raises serious questions about spyware abuses in 🇬🇷#Greece & 🇪🇸#Spain.

It's clear: spyware is a European problem. Image
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@HennaVirkkunen @Kokoomusmepit cc: @ EvaKBartlett
Another tragic day for the people of the #Donbass. More #Ukrainian #warcrimes, #slaughtering 9 #civilians in Donetsk yesterday, including 1 #child, and #injuring at least 16 more when Ukraine rained munitions down on #residential areas,
@HennaVirkkunen @Kokoomusmepit cc: @ WoodyW00dlegger
"-Ostin älykkyyttä lisääviä pillereitä, haluatko kokeilla?"
"-No mikä ettei", kaveri otti ja nielaisi.
"-Ei kyllä tunnu yhtään älykkäämmältä"
"-Jos ei heti tehoa, ota lisää". Kaveri napsi toisen ja kolmannen.
@HennaVirkkunen @Kokoomusmepit The fate of #NATO membership | 8 Mar, 2023
- The #Hungarian delegation that visited #Finland on Wed hopes that Finland will show more #respect for Hungary. @TyttiTup @EeroHeinaluoma @TuomiojaErkki @HennaVirkkunen @jyrkikatainen
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#Ukraine wakes after another bloody and murderous early morning.

It's Day 429 of the war and more civilians have died in #Russia's latest indiscriminate attack.

All the news right here in one place. Replies/retweets gratefully accepted to keep the account visible!
Yesterday I made a typo - it was Day 428 and not 427.

If you missed anything on Thursday, catch up right here:


At least three people are dead and 8 injured when cruise missiles hit a city previously almost untouched by the war..

#Russia's barrage at around 04:00 this morning saw two rockets land in #Uman in central #Ukraine.
A large apartment block was hit and some warehouses nearby.
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Day 426 of #Russia's needless and disastrous full invasion and war in #Ukraine.

A reasonably quiet start to Tuesday 25 April.
Need a quick recap of yesterday's news? Click below:


The level of #Russia's losses in the last 24 hours remains in line with recent days. Another 690 killed in #Ukraine and we remain on course for 200,000 in mid-May.

Also note a very large 31 vehicle/fuel tanks.

#RussiansGoHome Image
British Intel today comments on the figures. They are slightly behind the 8-ball because as readers here will know, the trend is slightly up again. But yes, down from the insane numbers when #Russia was launching non stop attacks with cannon fodder.

#SaveUkraine #StopRussia Image
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So we do little tour because West not understand what our victory mean for so many. #Russia, #Hungary and self appointed Russian puppet of #Belarus are axis powers. Orban is puppet
And is very popular because of his antisemitism and homophobia…
He is package to be desirable to American conservatives.…
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Hello again and welcome to the daily #RussiaUkraineWar 🧵for Wednesday 19 April.

Today marks the end of 60 weeks of fighting since the invasion. Day 420.

Feel free to reply to any post to try to beat the Twitter algorithm and buy me a coffee if you enjoy my work (see profile)
As usual, here's a link to the start of yesterday's thread as I know many like to catch up on what they missed.

Tuesday ended with a bang in #Russia as a drone hit an army registration office.
Also attacks in #Kherson + #Zaporizhzhia and much more:

Very disturbing article here showing the extent of #Russia's spying on pretty much all of us.

Seems pretty much all embassies are just used as centres of espionage.

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This is the start of Sunday's daily thread covering all the news, and all you need to know, about #Ukraine's battle for survival against the full invasion by #Russia.

Updated in real time, throughout the day, scroll, share, like and reply to help beat Twitter Ukraine bans!
If you can spare any loose change for a coffee to support my work, there's a Ko-Fi link in my bio, thanks.

And if you need a catch up on yesterday's news, here's the link for the start of Saturday's thread.

So it's Day 417 of the war, and I have to say "Khrystos Voskres" (Christ Is Risen) or "Happy Easter" to all my readers from #Ukraine - and indeed #Russia if they are in the minority which opposes war.
The same wishes to all Orthodox believers celebrating Easter today.
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It's Tuesday and also Day 412 of #Russia's illegal war, welcome to my daily🧵

So far today it's very quiet in terms of news. But there was quite a lot happening yesterday. If you missed anything, take a quick scroll through Monday's thread here.

The daily losses published by #Ukraine show that #Russia has now lost a total of 600 aircraft as I reported yesterday when another fighter helicopter was downed.

500 more troops met their end too, all for a few metres of muddy land and Putin's ego.

#RussiansGoHome Image
Here's the daily update from #London too, which again indicates how quiet things are... but one of my followers in particular will be furious with another use of the word "likely" instead of "probably"😅 Image
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"Everything according to plan"
#Russia's 3-day plan to take #Kyiv and control all of #Ukraine a week after that, has reached Day 400

Also, I'm proud to have single-handedly kept up to date with all the news with daily threads each and every day. So let's start Thursday's 🧵
Today's thread comes from #Montenegro after a travel day yesterday. Six years ago #Russia's attempted coup here failed.

Still a touch of snow on the mountains as another European Teqball Tour event gets underway here. More about that tomorrow on Finals Day.
Wednesday was pretty quiet in terms of the war.
But if you need to recap on yesterday, here's the usual link:


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Does anybody like Monday mornings?
Here's another daily thread with all the war news for & about #Ukraine.

We've reached Day 397 of #Russia's full invasion.
That's 130 times longer than Putin expected to capture #Kyiv!

Here's the link for Sunday's news:
With everything going according to plan for #Russia, there's absolutely no need to fire any more Commanders.

Oh wait... I'm hearing Colonel General Rustam Muradov has been sacked as Air Defence chief.

Looks like #Putin is unnerved by how easily drones can fly into its air space
#Ukraine crews have completed their UK training on Challenger-2 tanks.

The teams are already back home, ready to resume the fight against #Russia. For security the tanks' location is not revealed.

Two weeks ago Britain's MoD released this video of the training
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🧵1/ The upcoming 18 March Ohrid meeting between #Serbia’s 🇷🇸 President Aleksandar #Vučić and #Kosovo 🇽🇰 Prime Minister Albin #Kurti is already a bust. Odds that anything of substance will be signed are the same as the odds that Donald #Trump will stop coloring his hair. Image
2/ This is part of a game of chicken between Vučić and Kurti. Vučić swerved first on 27 February in #Brussels, where it became apparent that Kurti was willing to keep his foot on the gas pedal longer. The faces at the meeting speak eloquently of winners and losers.
3/ Vučić had bet that Kurti wouldn’t sign on to the Franco-German plan. This gave Vučić the room to pretend to go along with #EU/#US policy goals, simply by taking one step further than Kurti, but without doing anything of significant substance.
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“In five EU countries, every reactor — 18 in total — was built by #Russia. In addition, two more are scheduled to start operating soon in #Slovakia, and two are under construction in #Hungary, cementing partnerships with #Rosatom far into the future.”🤔 #sanctions #Ukraine
“… in countries where support for #Russia’s gov’t has held up, #Rosatom’s one-stop shopping and financing remain enticing. Russian-built reactors can be found in #China, #India#Iran#Armenia & #Belarus. Construction has begun on #Turkey’s first #nuclear power plant…”🤔
#Russia’s tightest grip is on the market for nuclear fuel. It controls 38% of the world’s #uranium conversion & 46% of the uranium enrichment capacity — essential steps in producing usable fuel. ‘That’s equal to all of #OPEC put together in terms of market share and power’…”🤔
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Welcome along to Friday's thread covering the war in #Ukraine.

#Russia's illegal invasion continues as do these daily threads. Today is Day 380.
If you're able to support what I do, please buy me a coffee (see bio)💙💛

Here's the link for yesterday's 🧵

A lot of fears about the nuclear power plant in #Enerhodar.

An excellent article here (in Ukr but translates well with Google) about the problems experienced by workers at the #Zaporizhzhia plant from the first day of the invasion.…
The former General Director of aviation giant Antonov has been arrested by authorities in #Ukraine.

Serhiy Bychkov will be detained for 2 months while investigations continue into several senior Antonov employees obstructing the Armed Forces which tried to save Hostomel airfield
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If the #EU & it’s member states really wanted to do something about #Orban’s #Hungary, they would.

- The mess over ratifying #Sweden & #Finland’s NATO membership is only the latest incident & 🇭🇺‘a continuing presence is a stain on 🇪🇺reputation & effectiveness.
🇭🇺should go. 🧵/1 Image
In case anyone doubts the game playing over 🇫🇮& 🇸🇪’s #NATO membership the country’s foreign minister Peter Szijjarto made it clear earlier this week
- Fidesz now says it will support accession but it has been a farce & again cast doubt on 🇪🇺competence /2
Thankfully, Commission VP @VeraJourova (already among the tougher voices on Orban in Brussels) seems to have had enough
A lesson we should have learned from recent years is that we can’t treat illiberal actors in a liberal way.
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Yday, 650km to the east from #MSC23 in Budapest’s fancy Várkert Bazár 🇭🇺 PM #Orbán delivered his grandiose state of the nation speech

Quick #Thread 🧵 on what caught my attention as I am reading it - buckle your seats 🎡🔍
Already the greetings: 2 ex-Presidents (the current one was at the MSC) w/ their wifes, Mr. Speaker & “leaders of Hungarian communities from beyond our borders”

State of the country speech also aimed at ethnic HU minorities around 🇭🇺? (even if many dual citizenships)

The initial 3-4 pages (!) of the speech -> PM Orban lamenting how external disruptions derailed his beautiful recovery plan for a new HU economy (covid, war, sanctions, inflation)
@dgapev @VisegradInsight

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